GTK+ 3.16 Released With Mir Backend, Native OpenGL Support
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 23 March 2015 at 09:17 AM EDT. 14 Comments
It's GNOME 3.16 week! Matthias Clasen checked in the important GTK+ 3.16.0 package prior to the deadline tonight.

GTK+ 3.16.0 brings a ton of exciting changes over the six months, most of which features have already been talked about on Phoronix. Some of the exciting GTK+ 3.16 changes include:

- An experimental Mir back-end for running on the next-gen Ubuntu display server. The code is mainline but not enabled by default for GTK+ outside of Ubuntu.

- Various GTK+ Wayland improvements including HiDPI cursor support, minimizing windows, and other Wayland-specific optimizations/fixes.

- New GtkInspector features for debugging GTK applications.

- Smoother scrolling and other scrolling-related work.

- Native OpenGL support along with a new GTK+ OpenGL widget (GtkGLArea).

More details on GTK+ 3.16.0 can be found via the release announcement. GNOME 3.16.0 is expected for release on Wednesday.
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